Cataracts, or clouding of the lenses, are most commonly linked to the natural aging process. Today, many options are available at our Huntington Beach practice that can help restore cataract-impaired vision, including lens replacement. Trulign Toric is a type of artificial lens that can replace a natural lens that has deteriorated due to a cataract. An FDA-approved accommodating IOL (intraocular lens), Trulign Toric can also treat astigmatism in our Orange County patients.
An accommodating lens can approximate the eye’s mechanics when it focuses (a process called accommodation). Unlike standard monofocal and multifocal IOLs, which are designed with fixed focal points, accommodating IOLs are responsive and specifically designed to interact with the eye’s muscle. In this way, the accommodating IOL can adjust and focus on objects at various distances, behaving more like your own lens.
A monofocal IOL is optimized to correct distance vision and a multifocal IOL can sharpen near, intermediate and distance vision. Trulign Toric accommodating IOLs can expand the range of vision and give greater freedom from corrective eyewear.
Multifocal intraocular lenses have revolutionized the treatment of cataracts, but they may not be for everybody.
Both Trulign Toric and Crystalens are accommodating IOLs that can effectively treat cataracts and reduce other vision issues. However, the non-cataract vision disorders that they address differs. Trulign Toric can treat cataracts and astigmatism–a common refractive error that distorts vision, whereas Crystalens can treat cataracts and presbyopia–an age-related loss of near vision.
Astigmatism is an optical defect that arises due to an asymmetrically-curved cornea. In most instances, this type of refractive error is present at birth. Astigmatism causes visual distortion, such as inability to read small print or focus on objects near and far. Trulign Toric IOL was designed to address both the clouded vision resultant of cataracts and the blurred vision associated with astigmatism in a single procedure–in some cases near and farsightedness may be corrected.
Cataract surgery with IOL implantation is considered a safe procedure and most of patients who visit our Huntington Beach practice are viewed as good candidates for the cataract correction. However, not all types of IOLs are appropriate for every patient.
You may benefit from Trulign Toric IOLs if:
A qualified doctor at our Orange County office can help determine which IOL is best for you.
At Beach Eye Medical Group in Huntington Beach, we are specialists in the treatment of cataracts and other vision disorders. We bring the latest technology and IOL innovations to our Orange County practice and help our patients improve and sharpen their vision. During your consultation, we will review your complete medical history and recommend the most suitable treatment for your cataracts. Contact our Huntington Beach, CA office to schedule your comprehensive eye exam.
We serve patients in Huntington Beach as well as other Orange County communities, including Newport Beach, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Costa Mesa, and Tustin.